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Shootings Kill 2 People, Wound 7 Since Wednesday

By Kelly Bauer | October 12, 2017 8:44am
 Shootings have left two people dead and seven wounded since Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Shootings have left two people dead and seven wounded since Wednesday afternoon, police said.
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CHICAGO — Shootings have left two people dead and seven wounded since Wednesday afternoon, police said.

• At 3:47 a.m. Thursday, a 24-year-old man was shot and killed as he waited outside for a friend in Archer Heights. The friend found the man fatally wounded.

• At 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 28-year-old man was found shot to death in an alley on the Near West Side.

In non-fatal shootings:

• At 1:43 a.m. Thursday, hours after the fatal shooting on the Near West Side, a 55-year-old man was shot and wounded on the same block.

• At 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, a 19-year-old man was shot in his face in Morgan Park.

• At 6:34 p.m., an 18-year-old man and 19-year-old man were shot in Garfield Park, police said. The men were walking in the 300 block of South California Avenue when someone in a car fired shots.

The 18-year-old was hit in his left wrist and the 19-year-old was hit in the right side of his back. The two were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were in good condition, police said.

The shooting was possibly gang-related, a police source said.

• At 5:20 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot and taken to the hospital, police said. Someone drove the man to Stroger Hospital, dropped him off and left.

The man had been shot in his right leg and he was in critical condition, police said. It was not known where he was shot.

No further information was immediately available.

• At 5 p.m., a 49-year-old man was shot in Austin, police said. The man was walking down the street in the 600 block of North Lamon Avenue when a white car drove up to him and someone in the car fired shots.

The man was hit in his leg and he was taken to Stroger Hospital. His condition was not available but he was listed as "stable," police said.

• At 2:45 p.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in Garfield Park, police said. The man was in the 3600 block of West Huron Street when someone tried to rob him and shot the man in his face.

The man took himself to Illinois Masonic Hospital, where his condition was not available but he was listed as "stable," police said.

No one was in custody in these shootings.